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The change is evidenced by growing dissatisfaction with politics as usual, with the rise of political parties on what were the margins, and with the return of the young to party politics.
by Peter McMahon - 26/07/2016 - 3 comments
Waleed went on to criticize Price's word choice because the semantic origins of hysterical meant women 'were irrational or incapable of being rational because they had ovaries.'
by John Slater - 18/07/2016 - 15 comments
An amendment to the Constitution to enable joint-sittings to resolve deadlocks without double dissolution elections seems to me to be the best option available.
by Winton Bates - 15/07/2016 - 9 comments
Well it may be that governments are elected with a majority, but the rules of representation demand that other parties and voices are accounted for.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/07/2016 - 8 comments
The ‘crisis-breaker’ that a country needs at such times is a respected, independent head of state with the ability and authority to control and resolve any dysfunctional government situation.
by John de Meyrick - 7/07/2016 - 11 comments
The comparisons between Bill Shorten and Bob Hawke, as union leaders who have become party leaders, are inevitable. But the similarities seem to end there.
by Tim O'Hare - 1/07/2016 - 5 comments
Well, Caesar invented Caesarism which is a form of populism in which individuals place their faith in a leader to rid a political system of what they see as its corrupt elements and do things for the ordinary person.
by Gregory Melleuish - 28/06/2016 - 2 comments
But our sense of compassion, of extending a “helping hand”, comes to a shuddering halt when we are forced to assist those who don’t need help but are receiving aid merely because someone wants their vote.
by David Leyonhjelm - 28/06/2016 - 3 comments
Despite its titillating tales of sexual transgression, stellar sword-fights, and wildly disproportionate number of redheads, we should not forget that Game of Thrones is first and foremost a depiction of politics.
by Luke Hennessy - 21/06/2016 - 6 comments
This political deadlock will be profound, significant and long term, causing a long awaited upheaval in the structure of political parties.
by Everald Compton - 20/06/2016 - 13 comments
The Greens success in modern Australian politics is explained not by the departure of the left within the ALP (a common argument) but their usurping of the base of the Australian Democrats.
by William Hill - 13/06/2016 - 8 comments
When I released a video containing my National Apology to Taxpayers this week, the indignation it caused in some quarters was entirely predictable.
by David Leyonhjelm - 13/06/2016 - 28 comments


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